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Super Mario is back to capturing the gaming world.

Super Mario Wonder: Next step for 2D Mario

Alexander Solivan, Contributing Writer November 2, 2023

Two demensional (2D) Mario is simple. Go through usually 8 worlds, find bonus items in each level, finish before the time runs out and defeat Bowser. The formula has been perfected ever since Mario’s...

Book recs: ‘The Bluest Eye,’ a raw depiction of internalized racism

Niomi Nunez, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2023

It is the brief mishap of a father, the selfish inklings of a mother, and the self-loathing of a town that destroy the life of a child long before she is even born. There is no hate stronger than that...

Roman Reigns faced Cody Rhodes this past April at Wrestlemania 39.

Do all Rhodes really lead to Reigns?

Brandon Fairweather, Copy Editor October 5, 2023

This past April at WrestleMania 39, the dream of Cody Rhodes went up in smoke while the legacy of the World Wrestling Entertainment’s world champion, Roman Reigns, became even further solidified.    Following...

Taylor Swift shatters all kinds of records during her sold-out ERAS tour.

The Impact of The Eras Tour

Adara Johnson, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

I was lucky enough to attend The Eras Tour in May and can honestly say it was a completely different experience than any other concert I have ever been to. Having been a Taylor Swift fan for as long as...

Hannah Grace tells the story of falling in love on the ice.

Book recs: ‘Icebreaker’ brings romance to the rink in hockey-themed novel

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer May 4, 2023

Well, everyone, this is my last book rec for you all. I recently read “Icebreaker” by Hannah Grace. Out of all the sports-themed books out there, I’ve noticed hockey romances are definitely some...

Icebreaker focuses on a love that blooms on the ice.

Book Recs: Icebreaker brings romance to the rink in hockey-themed novel

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

Well, everyone, this is my last book rec for you all. I recently read “Icebreaker” by Hannah Grace. Out of all the sports-themed books out there, I’ve noticed hockey romances are definitely some...

Iona’s Dance Ensemble Review

Niomi Nunez, Features & Lifestyle Editor April 20, 2023

There is a slight bend in the sidewalk tracing the left side of Iona University’s soccer field, and it is likely that more than 500 people walk it daily. Barely curving, this wide, crescent-shaped walkway...

The Wizard of Oz still brings life despite the films age.

Throwback corner: A love letter to ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Morgan Biesty, Staff Writer March 11, 2023

I have loved film and television since I was a little kid, and my all-time favorite movie is “The Wizard of Oz.” It's funny that the film makes me feel nostalgic because my grandparents probably feel...

Shatter Me tells the story of a teenage girl with unique abilities through the lens of diary entries.

Book recs: ‘Shatter Me’ gives personal account of teenage girl with extraordinary powers

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Welcome back Gaels! I hope everyone had a restful, productive break. If you’re like some of the honors students, you might have been working on your senior thesis, and if you’re like me, you might...

Babel uncovers the story of dark academia setting.

Book recs: ‘Babel’ explores dark world of arcane institutions of power

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer December 8, 2022

Dark Academia is the perfect genre to get into this time of year. With finals quickly approaching on the horizon, there’s nothing better than a book full of intrigue, betrayal and high-stakes drama,...

Two reality TV contestants find love in an unexpected placae in this romantic novel.

Book recs: ‘Never Ever Getting Back Together’ puts romantic spin on reality TV

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

We’re living in a world where everything is made into a reality TV show. Some make for good television and give us all the escapism we’re looking for, and some go completely off script and give us...

The second installment of this romance series provides an introspective look into toxic relationships.

Book recs: ‘It Ends with Us’ explores intricacies of toxic relationships

Gianna Cocovinis, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

It’s a good season to be a Colleen Hoover fan. Not only did we get “Reminders of Him” at the top of the year, but the second installment of the “It Ends with Us” duology just hit shelves a couple...

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